Car Number: 20
Home town: Auckland
Date of Birth: 02/08/2005
Team: Mackenzie Motorsport
The Auckland 18 year old won the North Island Formula Ford Class 1 Championship and the rookie of the year title in 2021. He’s also a former North Island karting champion and has always been fast in single seater racing machinery.
Last year he was invited to compete for a place in the elite Ferrari Driver Academy at the Sepang GP circuit.
Hayden has also tested and raced Toyota’s FT-50 extensively in Formula Open, but his move to the super-competitive Toyota 86 Championship has been carefully considered.
“I have been getting plenty of seat time in an FT-50,” he explained. “However I made the decision to transfer over to tin tops due to future career opportunities and to have a broader skill set outside of just single seaters.
“The Toyota 86 Championship is a professionally run series which offers the driver the ability to develop their brand and media skillset as well as their on track abilities.
“It will also be my first time working with a professional race team, this being priceless experience for my future career.